Metro Magazine

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For the Auckland magazine, see Metro (magazine).

Metro Magazine (ISSN 1098-0083) is a trade magazine for bus and rail transit and motorcoach operators, published in the United States since 1904, taking its current name in 1975.[1] It is published monthly, except for July and December, by Bobit Business Media.[2]


First published in 1904 as Electric Traction Weekly, the magazine became a monthly in 1912 and changed its name to the Electric Traction and Bus Journal in 1932.[1] That name was relatively short-lived, being replaced by Mass Transportation in 1935. Its publisher at that time was Kenfield-Davis Publishing Company.[3] In 1959, new owner Hitchcock Publishing renamed the magazine Modern Passenger Transportation, but in 1961 this was changed to Metropolitan Transportation and in 1965 yet again, to simply Metropolitan.[1] Later the same year, Bobit Publishing (now Bobit Business Media) purchased Metropolitan and in 1975 shortened the name to Metro (or Metro Magazine), which the magazine itself writes as METRO.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Di Giacomo, Frank. "100 years of deadlines". Metro Magazine, July 2004, p. 4.
  2. ^ Metro Magazine, February/March 2010 (Vol. 106, No. 2), p. 2.
  3. ^ Mass Transportation, February 1949 (Vol. 45, No. 2), p. 28.

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